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September 2006

Main Feature

FPGAs Enable Real-Time Data Recording for Sensor Processing Applications

The ability to record and play back large volumes of sampled digital data, at real-time data rates, is a key capability for many military sensor processing applications. Deployed digitaRead More...

Solid State Flash Drives Help Ruggedize Data Recorders

The storage of mission-critical data has posed a dilemma for instrumentation recorder providers and users. Using ruggedized storage devices is extremely costly, yet affordable commerciaRead More...

Data Recorders Get Faster, More Reliable

The more intelligence that can be acquired to help warfighters, the better they can do their jobs. In today’s military, the data recorders used in military data acquisition applicRead More...

New Standards, Technology Eliminate Signal Processing Bottlenecks

The most difficult problem for designers of high-performance, real-time digital signal processing systems for military applications is simply moving data within the system because of daRead More...

System Development

Advanced Thermal Modeling Techniques

When COTS components are in deployed environments, it is increasingly important to ensure their environmental compliance. In the past, purpose-built military electronics with broader thRead More...

Heat Kills: Designing Rackmount Chassis for Optimal Cooling

With computer systems and associated electronic subsystems, heat kills. Especially when sensitive components are subjected to harsh environments found in many military applications. UnfRead More...

Thermal Considerations for COTS Embedded Systems Boards

Design requirements for embedded applications are continually requiring smaller and more densely packed components with greater functionality and performance to be crammed in tighter spRead More...

Tech Recon

Ruggedized MicroTCA: A Cost-Effective Solution for Defense/Aerospace Applications

Two trends are emerging in today’s defense/aerospace markets: the continuous migration to open-standards-based embedded computing and a transition to a network-centric paradigm. TRead More...

Technology Focus

Graphics PMCs Flex Their Multimedia Muscles

The days when it took a large multi-board chassis’ worth of electronics to drive a display are long gone. By leveraging advanced commercial graphics silicon targeted for PCs and gRead More...

Technology Focus: Graphics PMCs Roundup

PMC Weds Complete XGA Solution with 8 Mbytes of RAM Thanks to the magic of semiconductor integration, you can now squeeze a complete high-res XGA controller system onto a single meRead More...